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Land Invaders Ousted from Toro Muerto Site

Land Invaders Ousted from Toro Muerto Site

Police were sent in to the Toro Muerto archaeological site in Arequipa at the end of last week, to recover some 3.5 hectares that had been taken over by land invaders. The invaders were preparing the land for commercial fruit trees and had already built a small water reservoir and installed […]

World Heritage Cities Meet in Arequipa

World Heritage Cities Meet in Arequipa

Mayors and specialists in conservation and urban planning from some 91 cities all over the world are gathering in Arequipa this week, for the 13th Congress of Organization of World Heritage Cities. The congress, hosted by the mayor of Arequipa, Alfredo Zegarra, is being held Nov.3-6 at the modern Cerro Juli […]

by · November 2, 2015 · 1 comment · Feature
Tia Maria: Gov’t Declares State of Emergency in Islay, Arequipa

Tia Maria: Gov’t Declares State of Emergency in Islay, Arequipa

Premier Pedro Cateriano has declared a state of emergency in the province of Islay, Arequipa, following continuing violence in the protests against the Tia Maria copper project  that led yesterday to one more death and seven people seriously injured, including three police. The announcement was made late Friday night from the […]

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Tia Maria Protests Continue, Southern Copper Holds off Project till 2017

Protestors have continued to block the South Pan American Highway today, despite Southern Copper’s announcement that it will be postponing its $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project in Arequipa, and despite Premier Pedro Cateriano’s visit to Islay and his call for dialogue. Yesterday, police arrested Jesus Cornejo, president of the […]